10 WAYS TO (re)WEAR A DRESS


Hey, guys, and happy spring. I sure as hell am glad that it’s spring so I can finally stop pretending like my L.A. ass knows how to style outfits for winter that are actually warm …also, I definitely have seasonal affective disorder so I’m very glad that that part of my year is over. Let’s style some outfits. Smooth ass transition. My outfits get a little bit creative later in this video, so I figured I would start out with the dress plain and simple. Since my dress’ primary colors are brown and white, I went with some neutral tan accessories to complete the whole neutral color palette. I threw on my trusty picnic bitch shoes that I have been wearing to death ever since I started this YouTube channel and this wood bag that’s super aesthetic and only mildly impractical. One of the easiest ways to dress down a dress which is, like, what I talked about in all of my videos is to layer a T-shirt underneath. This is particularly useful for strappy, little dresses like this one, so you can wear a normal comfy bra underneath without the bra straps showing, or adhere to your school’s antiquated dress code. if you have a patterned dress like me, try matching your T-shirt to one of the colors on the dress; like this white T-shirt to the white on the gingham, and if you have a solid colored dress, try a contrasting colored T-shirt. I added my go-to sneakers which are very long overdue for a wash, and a bag with literally nothing in it because I am aggressively trendy like that, and there you go, a casual look for everyday shenanigans. Next, we’re taking a complete 180 and going in the fancy ass direction. This is the fanciest top that I own and it literally took me, like, 15 minutes to put on. I look like I’m emerging from the womb and I also felt like it, although I wouldn’t know because my mom had a C-section so… TMI, why am I… okay. Anyways, this top came with this little modesty panel that’s supposed to cover your middle area, but I fold mid back so the gingham would peek through. Next, I whipped out my hair very glamorously, of course, and tied it into a half updo with a hair bow for more francy Francy French girl. Fancy French girl—is what I’m trying to say. Finally, I added shoes with a black cap toe and a black purse to incorporate those black accents throughout the outfit, and now, here’s the completed look. My dress looks like a skirt, and I look like my millionaire parents bribed my way into college. Emerging once again out of my shirt birth canal, this time, I’m turning my dress into a shirt by layering pants on top I’m folding my dress up a bit so it won’t bunch up underneath the pants, and voila, now I have a little dainty cami to juxtapose these masculine structured pants. I needed a way to tie the whole look together, so I added this, like, fancy person fanny pack that matches the brown in the gingham dress. To complete the masculine vibes, I popped on some matching brown loafers, and now, I look ready to talk over you in a boardroom meeting… but for real though, I love playing with new silhouettes and I am very proud of this outfit. I feel like really often, I’m just stuck wearing jeans with a T-shirt, or a fit & flare dress, like, really basic stuff, and I was surprised by how much I love these wide leg pants. They’re really comfortable and surprisingly flattering. They make my waist look really small and my booty look not super small, which is nice. Uhm, so, yeah random promo for wide leg pants, but maybe get out there, get a little adventurous, see if you can strip some for yourself. Next, for a more feminine look, I swapped out those pants for a skirt. The key to layering skirts on top of dresses is to make sure that they are thick enough fabric that the dress doesn’t show through, and It’s not, like, wrinkly and weird and lumpy, and also that it’s long enough to completely cover the dress, which mine just barely is. Because I was feeling a bit extra, I added a beret which ties all the neutral tones together. I spent, like, five minutes adjusting it, and I still have no idea how the hell the correct way to wear this is, so, French people and/or Hat experts and/or artists who are very good at wearing a beret, help a girl out, leave a comment down below, At this point, the whole outfit felt very girly and sweet, So I toned it down with my chunky dad sneakers. You know, some people, like, hate these with a burning passion, but that’s okay, man, that’s what fashion is all about. I say if at least ten people don’t think your outfit is absolutely hideous, then it’s not worth wearing because you’re not taking enough risks, same thing goes for writing, or for comedy, or for YouTube videos Wholesome. Okay, motivational speech aside, here is a quick variation on the same look, I’m adding a suede jacket that reminds me of kind of like a Wes Anderson character for some reason, and these funky platform shoes, and there we go. I look like a funky version of Margot Tenenbaum, or just like a sugar, baby look, except I paid for all the clothes myself ’cause you don’t need no man to support your spending habits, ladies. Another way to switch up a dress is to layer a sweater on top. I recently sewed this crop sweater and admittedly it looks a bit scandalous with a regular skirt because it’s so short that it ends up showing my under boob or, like, moreover wannabe under boob area when I lift up my arms. So this dress is the perfect solution because it keeps me covered even in the most cropped of crop tops. I added my trusty loafers which match the brown of the dress to complete those studious vibes, and for my bag I went a little bit wild. He he. Get it? Like, ’cause it’s leopard print and it’s wild. Um, okay, the puns are getting bad at this point, I will admit that. I added this leopard cross-body bag to do a little bit of pattern mixing, and also because the sweater is so chunky and so short, I feel like the outfit looks a little top heavy; So I was in need of some volume on the bottom, which is coincidentally also what David says about my ass. Just kidding. David is very supportive of my body, but I do have to get back to the gym, It’s been a while. For another casual look, I layered a long sleeve underneath, this time matching the dark brown tones in the dress. The little notch in the neckline and the lettuce hem on this top reminded me of the 90s, so I completed those 90s vibes with some tortoise shell hair clips and chunky sneakers. I was quite proud of how color-coordinated this outfit is, and it’s really wearable for pretty much any occasion, going to class, grabbing coffee, running errands, or just getting dressed up for no reason and staying in your apartment, like I do most often. For spring and summer nights when it gets chilly, I love layering an oversized denim jacket over my dresses, I feel like even if your dress is super try-hard and girly, a denim jacket over it makes it just the right amount of casual. Since the oversized denim jacket kind of reminded me of the 80s, I pulled out my hair into a half updo with the scrunchie to complete those 80s vibes. I call these shoes my “Jenn Im shoes” because I’ve never seen anybody but her wear this style, but I think they add an interesting, put together almost, like, Southwestern edge this outfit. and of course this outfit would also look really good with sneakers or any casual shoes, but I’ve worn, like, way too many sneakers in this video, so far, so, I’m really just trying to change it up. My final look is a bit out there, but at this point, I’m really just trying to get creative, I layered a cardigan on top of my dress for a pop of color, but purple and brown aren’t really a natural color combination, so to make the outfit more cohesive, I’m turning to my trusty friend, the barrette. I bought this huge pack off of Amazon for, like, ten dollars, and it has pretty much every color in the rainbow, including a purple one that matches my cardigan. To add even more color, I chose this color-block bag, and then added yellow barrettes to match the strap. For shoes, I chose these graphic, almost pop art-esque boots with a slanted heel, in my, like, dream fashion world, the heel would have been yellow or purple, so it would’ve tied together the whole outfit perfectly, but I’m just working with what I got, and there you go. In this outfit, I feel like some sort of unicorn Instagram cowboy, like, this is the type of outfit that you only see on Instagram aesthetic pages, but it was really fun to play around with colors, and I admittedly kind of feel like a badass in this outfit. Right, and those are all of my outfits. Um, hopefully this video was, like, somewhat useful. I feel like the problem with styling videos is that a lot of you guys won’t own this exact dress but hopefully, you can apply like the same tips to a dress with a similar silhouette, or just any short dress that you have. If you guys have any styling questions that I could answer for you guys, let me know, otherwise, thank you so much for watching, and I’ll see you guys next week. Bye!

100 comments

  1. can someone tell me where i can get a cropped sweater like the one in bookwork🥺 i’m so desperate help pls🥺🥺🥺

  2. " To complete the masculine vibes I popped on some matching brown loafers and now I look ready to talk over you in a board room meeting " I can't even lmaooo

  3. As a french girl, i know that a béret is kinda hard to wear but even in France, 90% of the people don’t know how to wear it😂

  4. Ngl I used to hate prints but after seeing ur vids I think I might start to wear them again… what have u done to me

  5. How do I style flared patterned pants?!!! I bought some on an impulse and now I don’t know how to where them! Same with doc martens!!

  6. I just loooove the way you pose and play around to show us the outfit, thanks for the quality content ❤️

  7. you look & dress like this parisienne i hooked up with last summer and im realizing thats like 30% of the reason i like this channel sm oops
    edit: 2:03 lmaooo

  8. I honestly couldn't decide which outfit was my favorite. thank you for always giving me an endless source of fashion inspo! (also for the quirky puns and obscure movie references)

  9. I have bought a couple crop tops over the years in a "one day I hope I'll wear these" aspiration but have never felt comfortable doing so. I realize watching Ashley that crop top doesn't have to mean bare mid-drift. I'll have to try and incorporate them now that I've learned this.

  10. I have something to tell you : french people don't have that type of hat ! (sorry for my english im french ) xD

  11. I love love love the flight line pants! Deff what Rosie the Riveter would’ve worn… with a twist of fashion 😛

  12. I tried the second/casual look, and I loved it, and kinda got addicted to it. lol. I was wearing it pretty often, to the point that my best friend said “why are you wear t-shirts under everything now? Lolol

  13. Lovin the videos!❤️ Keep it up, great work! You got a new watcher!😍 I make similar stuff, if you could come check it out that'd be awesome!👌

  14. for the beret "french people" ommmmmmg this stereotype 😂😂😂😂 I'm french and nobody wear beret in France, well nearly nobody 😂😂

  15. when i first saw those chunky dad shoes in your videos i thought they were the ugliest shoes i’d ever seen. now i have a pair of them and they’re my favorite shoes right now

  16. I always watch her dress up and never try any of these cause … I don't have enough clothes and my family is like wHAt Do YoU ThiNK yOu ArE a moDEl?!? or wHo aRE YoU dREssINg uP fOR

  17. You have so much idea for food out together outfits and how are you only 20 !!! I’m 26 and I jus realised I still dressed like a college student

  18. Can someone that has a dress like this one like, please rip it apart and give me the pattern? ;_;
    I'm looking everywhere for a dress like this (well, one whose bottom part it's a bit more flared out but anyway) to copy the pattern and make one for myself but I can't find anyyyy😂😂

  19. I really love you and u video but all of this would look nice on me if I also have a smokin hot bOdY and really really PrEety FacE

  20. The looks are incredibly nice :O I wish I was as skilled as you, well done ! This "casual" video was very cool 🙂

  21. Wow Ashley! All of these are so creative and cool, I'm going to dig through my closet. May I suggest a still of all 10 outfits together at the end so we can see them all together?

  22. Girrrrrrrl Your mix and matching always inspires me to get whatever out of my closet and try to ACTUALLY MIX IT UP. Ok… Since it's Spring in Australia I'm going to go for the 'put sweater on top of dress' look to still look fabulous and actually warm in the gosh darn cold blasting aircon in the bus! Let's do this!

  23. After watching your videos I had a try of some of your tips, I usually wear like a t shirt and leggings EVERY SINGLE DAY. You are so interesting to watch and that's why I pretty much remembered every thing you said, and something happend were everything just clicked and I kept making the most interesting ideas and my mum was in love with them! I had never felt so confident in my life! You have inspired me to get out of my comfort zone and try new things, I only started watching your videos yesterday and im already addicted! I hope when people watch this girl it inspires them too to get out of there comfort zone and try new things! <3

  24. the last outfit is amazing! i'm looking for an ultra-thick strap purse like the one in the outfit but haven't had much luck lately. there's some nice ones from mutemuse korea which are 100$+ per strap (purse not included!!!) which i can't afford…

  25. https://www.aliexpress.com/store/5069172?spm=a2g0o.detail.1000061.1.712217394SAzGb Hello, beautiful lady, I am from a clothing factory in China. We also produce dresses. Our products have quality assurance, and the price is very advantageous. I wonder if we can cooperate. This is our product link.

  26. As a French people the beret have to be wearing on one side of your head (most time the right side ) you were pretty close but too much in the middle. Well good luck with that

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